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1) Who was the first female World Chess Champion?

  • Anastasia Karlovich
  • Alexandra Kosteniuk
  • Judit Polgar
  • Hou Yifan

2) How many possible moves are there on the first turn of a chess game?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10

3) What is the smallest number of moves required to checkmate an opponent?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

4) What is the opening move for White in the Sicilian Defense?

  • d4
  • f4
  • c4
  • e4

5) How many squares are on a chessboard?

  • 64
  • 72
  • 80
  • 88

6) What is the "Fool's Mate" in chess?

  • A checkmate achieved in two moves
  • A checkmate achieved in three moves
  • A checkmate achieved in four moves
  • A checkmate achieved in five moves

7) How many pieces are there in a game of chess?

  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 16

8) What is the only piece able to move backward?

  • King
  • Queen
  • Rook
  • Knight

9) What is the name of a pawn that reaches the opposite end of the board?

  • Pawn Promotion
  • Queen Promotion
  • Rook Promotion
  • King Promotion

10) What is the highest rank achieved by Bobby Fischer in the World Chess Championship?

  • World Champion
  • Grandmaster
  • International Master
  • Candidate Master

11) How many squares does a King move in a single turn?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

12) What year did Bobby Fischer win the World Chess Championship?

  • 1967
  • 1972
  • 1977
  • 1992

13) What is the name of the castle-like structure used to set up the pieces at the beginning of the game?

  • Pawn Wall
  • Castle Wall
  • Knight Wall
  • Rook Wall

14) What type of move is described as the "longest move in chess"?

  • Rook
  • Queen
  • King
  • Knight

15) Who was the first player to score a perfect 10-0 in the World Chess Championship?

  • Magnus Carlsen
  • Fabiano Caruana
  • Garry Kasparov
  • Bobby Fischer

16) What is the name of the system used to rate players in chess?

  • ELO
  • FIDE
  • USCF
  • ECF

17) What piece is always placed in the center of the back row in a game of chess?

  • King
  • Queen
  • Rook
  • Bishop

18) What is the name of the rule that states a player must make a move within a certain amount of time?

  • Clock Rule
  • Time Rule
  • Timer Rule
  • Time Limit Rule

19) What is the name of the rule that states a player can't make a move that will put their own King in check?

  • King Rule
  • Check Rule
  • Force Rule
  • Move Rule

20) What is the name of the rule that states a player cannot make the same move three times in a row?

  • Repetition Rule
  • Threefold Rule
  • Duplication Rule
  • Duplicity Rule

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